Aitiks Koppargruva

Aitik Copper Mine

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Aitiks Koppargruva, Sweden. Public Domain.
Location: Gällivare, Lappland.
Open: 18-JUN to 12-AUG Mon, Wed, Fri 14.
Fee: Adults SEK 200, Children (0-11) free. [2007]
Classification: MineCopper Mine MineGold Mine
Light: n/a.
Guided tours: D=3.5 h.
Address: Gällivare Turistbyrå (Tourism Office), Centralplan 3, SE-98232 Gällivare, Sweden, Tel: +46-970-16660, Fax: +46-970-66739. E-mail: contact
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1880s first mining at Malmberget.


The Gruvtur (Mine Tour) starts at the shanty town Kåkstan in Malmberget and then visits the open-cast mine at Aitik. Kåkstan was built in 1888, the early years, when wages were high and housing rare. Aitik Mine is a copper and gold mine, producing two tons of gold per year. It is the largest gold mine of Sweden and the largest operating copper mine in Europe. But as it is an open cast mine this tour is not underground.